Crime

  Documents show SCS teacher accused of having sexual relationship with boy gave him a cell phone

Documents from the State Board of Education show he had given the 14-year-old boy a cell phone.

New TN program protects survivors of violence by making some public records confidential

  Memphis man accused of raping, attempting to kill woman with porcelain toilet top

  Workers robbed at gunpoint inside home

Man critically injured in North Memphis shooting

  Woman arrested, accused of pointing pistol at another driver

17-year-old taken into custody after posting threat for SCS high school

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  Changes to ‘road rage’ bill could make it easier to catch suspects

  Man hit, killed by vehicle; Driver on the run

Man critically injured in Binghampton shooting

SkyCop cameras installed across Jonesboro

Collierville Police searching for liquor thieves

Former state lawmaker, Tupelo teacher arrested following disturbance call

  Billy Turner, the man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, expected back in court Feb. 11

The man who is charged in the death of Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright will have his first court appearance of the year today.

  Family of Linda Collins speak out on new charges suspect faces

A woman accused of killing former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins now faces even more charges.

  NY Civil Rights attorney files lawsuit against Mississippi following uproar in state prisons

Their legal action comes after two weeks of riots that left 5 inmates dead inside state prisons, including three deaths at Parchman.

3 suspects wanted in Memphis home invasion

Police are looking for three suspects they say broke into a woman’s home near Whitney Avenue while she and her mother were sleeping on Saturday.

2 Crittenden County employees fired, accused of theft

Suspect tries to steal ATM from local Regions Bank

  Woman accused of hitting MPD officer worked at school bus company

  Sex offender caught outside child’s bedroom window with his pants down, police say

TBI lab data reveals meth as the state’s most-submitted drug in 2019

MPD searching for information after deadly shooting in Memphis neighborhood

Suspect in custody following deadly shooting at Dyersburg apartment complex

A man is in police custody for a fatal shooting at the Peachtree Park Apartments in Dyersburg Sunday.

  MPD officer injured after woman crashes into squad car, police say

A Memphis police officer is recovering after being hit by a woman who police said had been driving under the influence.

SCSO corrections officer arrested for assaulting his wife, deputies say

A Shelby County corrections officer was arrested Sunday morning, facing accusations of assaulting his wife.

  Detective misconduct involved suspect in case of tortured, murdered chemist

Disturbing new information has been released about the murder case investigated by a former Memphis Police Lieutenant.

  Collierville Police investigating shooting at apartment complex

Collierville Police Department is investigating after a shooting at an apartment complex left one person injured Friday.

  Man sentenced 133 years for murder in 2016 Zodiac Park shooting

A Mid-South judge has sentenced the man accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl in Zodiac Park back in 2016 to 133 years in prison.

Missing 13-year-old from Mississippi found safe

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are searching for a missing and endangered 13-year-old girl.

Man accused of drilling screw into hand of kidnapping, robbery victim, police say

A man is recovering after he was kidnapped, beaten and robbed by four suspects Thursday afternoon in East Memphis, according to an affidavit.

MDOC contracts with private prison to house Parchman inmates in wake of recent violence

MDOC says they’re taking steps to maintain order in the wake of the recent unrest in the state prison system.

  Psychologist weighs in on murder charge for teen at heart of viral ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ campaign

Chauncy Black and his brother, Timothy, are now charged with second degree murder after opening fire at a car in Cordova and killing their neighbor.

  DA says no charges will be filed against former MPD detective accused of having sexual contact with murder suspect

Thursday, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced former MPD homicide detective Eric Kelly's actions did not violate the law.

  MPD releases video of suspects wanted in connection with shooting at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis police need your help identifying suspects wanted in connection to a shooting in the employee parking lot at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

  Mother of murdered truck driver speaks after person of interest is charged

Two Tennessee families are grieving after a young truck driver was murdered in his cab in Shelby County.

  Police investigating after shots fired on Sam Cooper Blvd.

Memphis police are investigating after shots were fired on Sam Cooper Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

Second man found guilty in 2017 Whitehaven murder

A Whitehaven man was convicted Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the robbery and shooting death of an acquaintance in 2017, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

  Person of interest now charged with murder after man found dead inside parked semi

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old James Huddleston is charged with several felonies, including first-degree murder.

Former inmate shares his experience while locked up in Parchman

From violence that broke out last week to prison lock-downs, the spotlight continues to shine on the state of Mississippi prisons.

  Woman says her pleas to MDOC warning of gang activity, corruption in Parchman were ignored

The woman is claiming her incarcerated brother and other inmates knew of the Parchman riot plans back in December.

  Inaccurate gang names in MDOC database lead to questions

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a gang database that lists errors in gang names that may have been there for years.

  Person of interest for deadly shooting on I-269 turned himself in, SCSO says

Authorities with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department released an update about a deadly shooting on a local interstate.

  Anti-gang legislation expected to be filed again in Mississippi Legislature

Mississippi lawmakers will soon have another opportunity to pass what's been called an "anti-gang" bill.

  MPD detective retires amid allegations of sexual contact with murder suspect

A former Memphis Police detective is accused of having sexual contact with the suspect in a murder case.

  Trucker shot, killed on I-269; detectives searching for person of interest

After a trucker was found shot to death in a tractor-trailer on I-269 Wednesday morning, Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives are now searching for the person they believe is responsible.

Woman shot, killed in Parkway Village

A woman was shot and killed Wednesday in Parkway Village, according to Memphis Police.

Police identify shooting victim found dead in car near Audubon Park on New Year’s Eve

Officers responded to a “man down” call near Cherrydale and Broadmore near Audubon Park around 10:40 p.m. Dec. 31.

  Mid-South woman files class action lawsuit against Ring after camera hacked in daughter’s bedroom

Ashley LeMay first spoke with WMC Action News 5 in early December. She says the camera was only up for a few days before someone hacked the device.

  ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ teen and brother now charged with murder in connection with neighbor’s death

According to an affidavit, the brothers claimed they returned fire at a car that shot at them first. Their neighbor, Kaleb Wakefield, was shot and killed outside his home.

Affidavit: Man pours lighter fluid on woman during argument

A Memphis man faces serious charges after dousing a woman with lighter fluid during an argument.

52-year-old Memphis man pleads guilty to raping 11-year-old girl

A Memphis man on trial for raping an 11-year-old girl has changed his plea in the case.

Person found shot near local Walgreens parking lot, MFD says

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are looking for information after a person was found shot near a Walgreens parking lot.

  Credit union security guard bought electronics with stolen debit card, police say

A Memphis security guard has allegedly admitted to credit card fraud after buying electronics from a Best Buy on Germantown Parkway with a woman’s debit card.

  Protesters rally for prison reform at Mississippi capitol after deadly riots at state prisons

A lockdown has been lifted for some Mississippi prisons after inmates were killed during multiple riots.

Wooddale High School student charged with burglary, theft of school property

An 18-year-old Wooddale High School student is set to appear in court Wednesday concerning the burglary of Wooddale High School.

2 charged after body found in van in McNairy Co.

Two McNairy County men are behind bars after investigators discovered a man’s body in a van on Lola Whitten Road Jan. 2.

  Why was a teacher with a criminal background hired by SCS?

A teacher at Oakhaven Elementary School has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. WMC Action News 5 revealed the teacher has a criminal history dating back to 1992 at Jacksonville State University.

Police searching for person of interest after 10-year-old boy shot in Memphis

Investigators with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a person of interest after a 10-year-old was shot at a teen party.

Suspect identified in New Orleans Walmart homicide

NOPD is currently investigating a shooting in the 4300 block of Chef Menteur Highway that left one man dead.

  Southaven Police Department closer to getting body cameras after controversial deadly shooting

The City of Southaven will take another step towards issuing body cameras to police officers.

  Officials release identity of 15-year-old charged in murder of DeSoto Co. woman

The 15-year-old who has been charged for the murder of a DeSoto County woman has been identified.

  Friend speaks on death of Cordova shooting victim, 4 charged in investgation

A Memphis teenager who garnered national attention a few years back in a viral Go Fund Me campaign now faces charges connected to the shooting death of his neighbor.

  SCSO: Escaped Shelby County inmate captured in Alabama

Jack Kilpatrick, was on the run for 9 hours before being captured in Alabama.

  Escaped Miss. inmate arrested in Fayette County, Tenn. according to US Marshals

An inmate who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Saturday has been captured in Tennessee.

POLICE: 19-year-old caught on video punching one-year-old

Police say the man was caught on video punching a child.

  Families, friends of inmates - and some inmates themselves - fearful over violence

As state prisons continue to be on lockdown after a week of violence, family members and friends of inmates – as well as some inmates themselves – are feeling helpless and frightened.

State lawmaker says the only way to fix Mississippi’s prison crisis is with money

When the 2020 Legislative Session opens this week in Jackson, one of the very first topics lawmakers will tackle is the Mississippi’s prison crisis.

  ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ teen, brother arrested in connection with fatal Cordova shooting

A Cordova man was killed Saturday night by shots that weren’t intended for him, according to investigators.

Man arrested, charged in woman’s stabbing death

Keedrin Coopage had warrants for his arrest for first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

  Miss. prison escapee still on the run

The search continues for Dillion Williams, one of two inmates that escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

  One Miss. prison escapee caught, search continues for second

A Mississippi inmate, on the run for at least a day, has been captured, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

  SCSO: Man killed in Cordova shooting

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Cordova which left one person dead Saturday night.

  Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Hyde Park

A pedestrian was hit by a car in Hyde Park Saturday night.

  Police investigating double homicide in Hickory Hill

Memphis police are investigating after two men were shot and killed in Hickory Hill Saturday afternoon.

  Suspect on the run following stabbing in Victorian Village

Police are searching for the man they say is responsible for stabbing another man in Victorian Village Saturday evening.

  Two inmates escape Mississippi prison after week of violence

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered to be missing around 1:45 a.m.

Investigators say Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords fighting in state prisons

The violence in state prisons is, for the most part, related to a feud between the Vice Lords and the Gangster Disciples.

  15-year-old charged in murder of Miss. woman

A 15-year-old suspect is charged with murder and car theft in the strangulation death of a 59-year-old DeSoto County woman.

  1 dead, 1 injured in Elliston Heights shooting

Police responded to a shooting in Elliston Heights Friday night where they found two male victims inside a vehicle.

  Police find man shot, killed inside burning vehicle

Memphis police found a man shot dead inside of a burning vehicle Friday evening.